TV chefs and presenters Chris and James Tanner have given their backing to a campaign to promote Devon’s best restaurants as the deadline to get involved draws near.

Food and drink businesses across the county only have until Friday, April 6 to sign up to Devon Rest-aurant Month, which takes place in June.

This year will see eateries come together to organise their own special event or promotion with the aim of raising awareness of Devon’s award-winning food and drink.

Commenting on the new campaign, Plymouth-based chef and TV presenter Chris Tanner said: “The Devon Restaurant Month initiative is a first class opportunity for us all to shout about Devon and its ‘larder on our doorstep’.

“We’ve been using some of the county’s superb produce since we opened our doors back in 1999.

“The passion and commitment from our producers is infectious – Devon offers stunning culinary del-ights coupled with passionate chefs and operators – definitely something worth promoting and celebrating.

“We’re extremely proud to be a part of this.”

Organisers of Devon Restaurant Month also want people to let them know if they have a favourite place to eat which they think should be involved.

Food and drink lovers can do this by visiting the official website – – Facebook page or by tweeting the campaign @devonrmonth To get involved in Devon Restaurant Month go to the official website mentioned above or contact Jeff Cooper on 01626-896178.